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u17 players - 2009 & 2010 birthyears in 2025 season

Mounties U17 Primer Camp
Registration opening soon for 2025

One of the first of its kind in North America, our box lacrosse U17 Primer Camp merges lacrosse-specific speed and agility training with on-floor skill development.

The Mounties U17 Primer Camp is the premier short-form camp for U17 players (2009 and 2010 birthyears for the 2024 season) looking for a competitive edge not just for Minor box lacrosse player evaluations, but for the entire lacrosse season.

Our U17 Primer Camp addresses one of the most neglected elements of training for the lacrosse athlete, lacrosse-specific speed and agility training, and combines it with targeted, focused, on-floor micro-skill development delivered by elite-level coaches.

Technical skill development focus areas

  • Specific offensive principles.
  • How to be a better outside shooter.
  • How to be a better inside finisher.
  • How to play a better on-ball offensive 2-man game.
  • How to play off-ball.
  • How to be a better ball-handler.
  • How to develop your offensive vision.
  • How to create space in 1v1 situations.

Athletic training development focus areas

  • Speed and agility training.
  • Rapid stop-start training.
  • Change of direction training.
  • Posterior and anterior chain strength training.

general Goalie development focus areas

  • Speed and agility training (same training as our runners).
  • Position-centric footwork training from our dedicated goalie coaches.
  • Learn how to rebound control.
  • Learn how and where to deliver outlet passes.
  • Learn optimal positioning and technique for all shot ranges.

This is the camp within the camp

This is the camp within the camp and is meant for players looking to take the next step in their lacrosse development both as an athlete and as a player even if enrolled in other programs.

This is the program to be in if you're looking for an edge not just for the upcoming Minor lacrosse club evaluation process, but for the entire upcoming lacrosse season.

This is an exclusive program both in format and expertise. In addition to our usual high-end coaches that will be present on each floor, we will also be applying many of the innovative coaching strategies our other programs are known for while also incorporating much of the latest in best-practices for player skill development, all applied in our customary toxic-free approach to coaching which ensures players develop faster than with traditional, antiquated approaches, all while having a great time in the process.

In addition, our U17 Primer Camp has a unique format in that we bring our amazing certified personal training partners from Balsom Sports Performance onto the floor for every session where, together with our own Mounties certified personal trainer, certified nutritionist, and program lead, John Kilbride along with our other camp instructors, implement a unique speed and agility training program for 30+ minutes of every floor.

There is no other program out there like this one!

  • Our son has participated in this camp for a number of years, not only is it his favourite training camp but we as parents see amazing results in his performance and confidence each year. We can’t say enough good things about the coaching and positive atmosphere.
    Alesha Manning - parent
  • Our son participated in the U15 Primer Camp. The camp was extremely well organized and executed. Our son liked the drills, videotaping of his shot on net for assessment, and endurance and mobility training at the end of each session. We noticed he improved in his speed, skills and confidence. This program was worth the price, which we thought was extremely reasonable given what our son received in return. We would absolutely recommend the Primer Camp and our son will be participating in future camps with the Mounties. - parent
    Kimberly Smith - Parent
  • I witnessed my son's confidence grow along with his skill and knowledge of the game. A true reflection of coaches and what they brought to the camp and game of lacrosse. Thank you.
    Sarah McQuarrie - parent
  • Thank-you so much for providing a camp of such a high calibre. My son has thoroughly enjoyed each year he has participated. You can not find a camp of the same value at the same price. All the coaches truly care about the players increasing their skill and overall knowledge of the game. The scrimmages keep the athletes engaged in a very competitively yet friendly environment. If I could give 10 stars I would.
    Shaun Bradley - parent
  • We had two of our boys in the Sparks Camp in 2023 and to say they loved it would be an understatement. They not only fostered many new friendships, they also improved much more than we expected. The coaching staff was excellent and open to communication. Without a doubt, my boys will attend this training over any camp that is offered in the city. Thanks again!
    Carmen Bichel - parent
  • My son came into the camp with good skills, the coaches enhanced not only his lacrosse skills but also his life skills. Would highly recommend this camp for both lacrosse skills and life skills.
    Jason Taylor - parent
  • I truly believe having some people like yourself believe in him despite not playing on an A team has allowed him to have the confidence to go out and try, especially at the floor times. Even though he was injured and sick for a lot of the prep camp, I believe he still learnt a lot and was able to put those skills into use at their floor times. Anyways, thank you for working with him, and thank you for your kind words and belief in him that he could / can be an impact player going forward.
    Graham Mack - parent
  • The 2 years that Hayden's been part of the program have been amazing. Thank you for all that you do for these kids.
    Shawn Wasson - parent
  • John and Steve, I really appreciate the work you both put in to make this camp a success. It was great to have a competitive environment for these boys with some great coaches. I know Kean really liked the interaction and the opportunity to build relationships with Junior and Senior coaches.
    Ron Moon - parent
  • Thanks to you and your coaches for the extraordinary sessions put on by this camp. Max was extremely keen to attend and I thank you for including him in your invitation to the Jr camp even though he is a year away from that step. Thank you for dedication to the sport of lacrosse and for your infectious enthusiasm that gets translated to the athletes. All the best this lacrosse season.
    Michelle Janousek - parent
  • I just wanted to send you and your coaching staff a big thank you for putting on this camp. Great concept for the graduating midgets, Mason thoroughly enjoyed being on the floor with all of you!!
    Dayna Dyck - parent

Program Cost

Over 15 hours of core athlete development from elite-level coaches.

This years camp is just $625. The number of athletes we are allowing into the program is capped to optimize results - much fewer than our long-form winter camps due to the unique nature of the Primer Camp format.

All players will get top-end lacrosse instructors on the floor for each session, 30+ minutes of speed and agility training from certified personal trainers, camp pinnie, and bonus training material which includes an in-season at-home workout and access to exclusive discounts to 1-on-1 and group training opportunities from Balsom Sports Performance that compliment our Primer Camp training.

Pay your deposit today to secure your spot or keep scrolling to get more details.

Over 15+ hours of elite-level instruction for players and goalies

lacrosse coaching teaching

Meet the Mounties Academy Lacrosse Coaches

Meet our training partner

The Mounties are proud to partner with the elite personal trainers from Balsom Sports Performance to bring our athletes exclusive opportunities for lacrosse-specific training.

ALA sanctioned

The Mounties U17 Primer Camp is an ALA sanctioned camp.

what

First of its kind format that integrates speed and agility training with on-floor skill development.

why

Gain a competitive edge heading into Minor lacrosse club evaluations but will also carry forward into the regular season.

who

Highly motivated 1st and 2nd year U17 players looking to get more out of their training.

bonus

The first of its kind, customized multi-variable shot analysis complete with video breakdown.

More details about this program

Here are a few more details about our U17 Primer Camp.

2025 camp schedule

Camp starts January 3, 2025 - complete schedule coming soon.

Please preview the complete schedule below (dates may be subject to change) but our general format is as follows:

  • Location: Calgary Soccer Centre (CSC)
  • When: January 3 - February 11, 2025
  • Total Sessions: 10 x 1.5 hrs
  • Total Hours: 15+
  • Training Split: 30 minutes Speed & Agility Training / 60 minutes lax skill development
  • Schedule: Coming Soon

Note: Final schedule including days, times, and location are my be subject to change.

who is this camp for?

Motivated 1st and 2nd year U17 players (2009 & 2010 birthyears in 2025).
[Looking for a similar program for 1st and 2nd U15 players? Then you want the Mounties U15 Primer Camp.]

The Mounties U17 Primer Camp is specifically designed for highly motivated players looking to gain a competitive edge heading into their Minor lacrosse player evaluations but will carry over into the regular season.

This camp is for players who not only have a high desire accelerate their player development by taking a highly focused approach to specific elements of the game of lacrosse, combined with the one-of-kind integration of lacrosse-specific speed and agility training.

As such, this program is also a critical component of our integrated player development model which includes the Mounties Sparks Camp (U13), the Mounties Dev Camp (U15), the Mounties Jr Prep Camp (U17+), and the NLL Jr Roughnecks program.

camp format

On-floor skill development. Lacrosse-specific speed & agility training.

Our Primer Camp consists of 1.5 hour training sessions split into roughly 30 minutes of lacrosse-specific speed and agility training and 60 minutes of lacrosse micro-skill development. Our speed and agility training is delivered by certified personal trainers from both external partners and in-house personnel.

camp instructors

5+ instructors per floor.

Like all Mounties camps, a unique element of our programs is the number of elite-level lacrosse coaches we put on every floor, and our Primer Camp is no different.

Our program is able to not only bring high-end lacrosse instructors to every floor, but we pride ourselves in ensuring we always have at least 4 instructors out to every floor but normally that number is upwards of 6 and 8 or 9 is not unusual to see, including goalie coaches. We also enjoy bringing out top caliber guest instructors.

Our instructors are all high-end players in their own right with most having experience in Jr A, Sr A, NCAA, or the NLL. Our approach ensures that players get the maximum rep-time during practice, but also benefit from extensive one-on-one or small group time with coaches without disruption of drills.

Many of our camp instructors are head or assistant coaches with various Jr teams so not only are our camp players getting high-end instruction, but they are getting coached by the actual people who could very well end up being part of their Jr coaching staff.

attention goalies

Dedicated development. Dedicated goalie coaches.

It seems many programs forget about their goalies and use them only for target practice. Not the Mounties. We take care of our goalies and even though this is not a goalie-camp per se, we still believe it is important to have dedicated goalie instructors on the floor who's sole focus is to coach our camp goalies. High-end goalie coaches are few and far between and we are lucky enough to have some of the best active player-goalie coaches around.

Floor-times include personalized instruction for goalies including custom goalie drills, one-on-one, and small group time with our goalie coaches.

We also limit the number of goalies admitted into our camps to ensure the net can be adequately shared without sacrificing rep-time. We've found that a maximum of 6 goalies per camp is the sweet spot because if all 6 show for any given floor, sharing a net among 3 goalies is manageable, but we also will splice off 2 goalies at a time to work one-on-one with our goalie coaches.

15+ hours of elite-level instruction for players and goalies

ALA sanctioned

The Mounties U17 Primer Camp is an ALA sanctioned camp.

Camp Reviews

"Thank-you so much for providing a camp of such a high calibre. My son has thoroughly enjoyed each year he has participated. You can not find a camp of the same value at the same price. All the coaches truly care about the players increasing their skill and overall knowledge of the game. The scrimmages keep the athletes engaged in a very competitively yet friendly environment. If I could give 10 stars I would."

- Shaun Bradley, parent

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